Summer Youth Corps Wilderness Crew

Location: St. Croix State Park, MN
Date Posted: 12-14-2017
Summer Youth Corps participants (ages 15-18) add value to their communities, the environment and themselves through their dedicated service. This residential program will engage crew members in a rigorous program of work, education and training. Crew members will travel in crews of six youth and two leaders to a backcountry project in Minnesota, Wisconsin or Michigan. Projects may include trail construction and maintenance, foot bridge building, landscaping, campsite development and invasive plant removal. Crews will camp in tents and prepare their own meals. All work projects are completed outside, even during hot or cold weather and in rain (except in unsafe conditions such as lightning).
 
Program dates, schedule and compensation:
  • Program dates:
    • July 10 – August 18, 2018
  • Compensation: $275/week
    • Youth will be paid twice per month. Paychecks can either be sent home or held by the Program Coordinator until the end of the program.
 
Location:
  • Based at St. Croix State Park, MN, with travel to Isle Royale National Park to complete service projects.
  • This is a residential program for the entirety of the session dates.
Qualifications:
  • Desire and ability to work hard in an outdoors setting.
  • Desire to work with peers in conservation, education and recreation settings.
  • Ability to camp and live outdoors for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to practice strong work habits, environmental ethics and team unity.
  • Positive attitude, interest in service and community work and desire to make a difference.
  • Previous experience is not required; 15-20% of program is dedicated to technical and personal-skill training.
 
Requirements:
  • Must be 15-18 years old on session start date. Due to child labor laws, no exceptions can be made.
 
This program is available to all, without regard to disability, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or political affiliation. The Conservation Corps engages AmeriCorps members, ages 18-25, as defined under the American Conservation and Youth Service Corps Act, a subtitle of the National and Community Service Act of 1990. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.
 
Preferred Deadline: April 13, 2018
 
For more information, view the Summer Youth Corps Wilderness Member position description.
 
Questions? Contact jonathan@conservationcorps.org.
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